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Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville, PA is casting actors for 2011 season

Project: Totem Pole Playhouse – 2011 Season
Casting Calls Category: Theater
Location: Fayetteville, PA

Totem Pole Playhouse – Fayetteville, PA
2011 Local Auditions

February 19, 2011

Majestic Theatre
25 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville, PA is casting for its 2011 season. This local audition is open to AEA, Non-AEA, and students or recent graduates interested in *acting/technical or *technical internships. Totem Pole Playhouse operates under the AEA CORST Agreement. For more information about this agreement please visit the ‘document library’ at www.actorsequity.org


Actors will be seen on a first come first served basis. Signups for an audition appointment begin at 9:30AM and end at 3:00PM. No appointments will be taken after 3:00PM

Please bring an 8×10 picture and resume stapled.

Please prepare a comic monologue up to 2 minutes in length.

Totem Pole Playhouse requests that performers help themselves & directors by selecting material appropriate to Totem Pole’s programming & by keeping audition pieces brief.

Both musicals in the 2011 season call for actor/musicians. Actor/musicians wishing to be considered for these roles are encouraged to play an instrument appropriate to the character at the audition. There will be no accompanist at the audition.

Totem Pole Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and supports Equity’s Non-Traditional Casting policy.


If more information is needed, please email casting@totempoleplayhouse.org

Totem Pole Playhouse offers a variety of internships for undergraduates, graduate students and young professionals with an interest in professional theatre. Interns work side by side with professional directors, designers, actors, stage managers and technicians in all aspects of theatre production. Acting interns are eligible to enroll in the Actors’ Equity Membership Candidate Program. Interns must complete an entire summer season’s residency with the theater. Schedules are rigorous; interns work day and evening crews. Applicants must show a strong interest in furthering their professional development and a commitment to working in an equity stock theater. Interns are paid a weekly stipend and housing is provided. Transportation is not covered. The Playhouse is a professional Equity summer stock theater with a fully equipped, air-conditioned, 387-seat, proscenium theater, built in 1971. The Playhouse produces six mainstage shows plus one children’s show each season and has been in operation in Caledonia State Park since 1950.

Totem Pole Playhouse 2011

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
By Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Rehearsal: May 17 – May 28, 2011
Performance: May 28 – June 12, 2011

Hank Williams – Male, late 20s, a south Alabama hillbilly singer, thin and black eyed.

Tee-Tot – Male, a black south Alabama street singer of indeterminate age.

The Waitress – Female, 20s/30s, the keeper of an all night diner somewhere in the south. A cheerful lonely person.

Mama Lily – Female, 50s, Hank’s mother. A ‘Marjorie Main’ type – strong and somewhat overbearing.

Hoss – Male, late 20s, a member of Hank’s band. A big, boyish man. Plays upright (‘doghouse’) bass.

Jimmy (Burrhead) – Male, 30s, a member of Hank’s band. Plays lead electric guitar. From Oklahoma, especially so in his speech.

Leon (Loudmouth) – Male, 30s, a member of Hank’s band, skillful musician on many instruments, featured on the fiddle. Pleasant and taciturn.

Fred “Pap” Rose – Male, 50s, founder and executive of Nashville music publishing company. A Midwesterner from Chicago.

Audrey Willams – Female, 20s, Hank’s wife and later a professions widow. A blond Alabama beauty, sweet and exuberant and sure.

Shag – Male, 30s/40s. The pedal steel guitar player.

Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
Rehearsal: May 31 –June14, 2011
June 14 -June 26, 2011

David O. Selznick – Male, 40s, American film producer

Ben Hecht – Male, 50s, American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, and novelist

Victor Fleming – Male, 45-50s, American film director, cinematographer, and producer

Miss Poppenghul – Female, 20s, Selznick’s secretary
It Could Be Any One of Us
By Alan Ayckbourn
Rehearsal: June 15 – June 28, 2011
Performance: June 28 -July 10, 2011

Mortimer Chalke – Male, 40s/50s, a frustrated composer. Plays the piano.

Jocelyn Polegate – Female, 40s, Mortimer’s sister. A rather wispy sort of woman. Wants to be a mystery writer.

Brinton Chalke – Male, 30s, younger brother to Mortimer. A lean, nervous, restless painter

Amy Polegate – Female, 15-18, Jocelyn’s daughter, a bored, blank, resentful teenager.

Norris Hollywell – Male, 40s, Jocelyn’s boyfriend. A clumsy detective.

Wendy Winwood – Female, 30s, a rather shy, worn lady.

Suite Surrender
By Michael McKeever
Rehearsal: June 29 – July 12, 2011
Performance: July 12 – July 24, 2011

Bernard S. Dunlap – Male, 50s, General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel & Spa

Claudia McFadden – Female, 30s/40s, America’s beloved matron of mong

Athena Sinclair – Female, 30s/40s, a great star of stage and screen

Murphy Stevens – Female, 20s/30s, Athena’s personal secretary

Mr. Pippet – Male, 20-40 Claudia’s personal secretary

Dora del Rio – Female 20s/30s, A gossip columnist

Mrs. Everett P. Osgood – Female, 60s, a society matron & President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity

Francis – Male, 20s/30s, A bellhop

Otis – Male, 20s/30s, A bellhop

Honus and Me
Story by Dan Gutman
Adaptation by Steven Dietz
Rehearsal: July 13, – July 26, 2011
Performance: July 26, -August 7, 2011

Joey Stoshack – Male 20s/30s, plays a ten-year-old boy

Mom / First Lady Fan – Female 30s/40s

Dad / Auctioneer / Friendly Fan – Male 30-40

Miss Young / Second Lady fan – Female 60s/70s

Birdie / Joey’s Teammate / Wagner Teammate / Ravens Pitcher / Tigers Pitcher – Male, 20s/30s

Honus Wagner – Male, 30s

Opposing Pitcher / Chuck / Ty Cobb / Ravens Catcher – Male 20s

Coach / Mr. Mendoza / Sportswriter / The Heckler – Male, 50s

Southern Crossroads (Musical)
By Warner Crocker and Steve Przybylski
Rehearsal: July 27 – August 9, 2011
Performance: August 9, 2011-August 21, 2011

When the roaring 20’s crashed into the Great Depression, our country had to find a way to endure. Follow this inspiring story about one musical group’s struggle against impossible odds as they find new hope through music in troubled times. Classics from the Great American Songbook such as Goodnight Irene, Keep On The Sunny Side, and Midnight Special provide the backdrop for this uplifting musical.

Wallace – Male, 30s/40s, Tenor, plays guitar, ukulele and bass

Rusk – Male, 30s, Bass, plays piano, bass and harmonica

Shannon – Female, 30s, Alto, plays piano and percussion

Loomis – Male 20s, Tenor, plays percussion and bass

Ewell – Male 30s/40s, plays fiddle and mandolin

Willis – Male, 30s, plays guitar, banjo, and bass

Marian – Female, 20s, engaged to Loomis

Jake – Male, 30-50, a hobo

William Samuels – Male, 30-50, the banker

Matilda Samuels – Female, 30-50, William’s wife. The villain of the play.

Casting Calls Categories: Theater Casting Calls
Audition Date: February 19, 2011
Project: Totem Pole Playhouse – AEA CORST Z
Location: Fayetteville, PA
Contact: Majestic Theatre, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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